The Front Row, Wednesday, 05/06/2009

The 2009 Art Car Weekend is upon us. And, in anticipation of the 22nd Annual Art Car Parade we chat with art-car artists Kenny Browning and Bryan Taylor chat about their mobile creations, The Iron Maiden and Party Boat, inspired by a Viking warship ... and Santa Car Three, dedicated to Santa Claus and his sleigh. Those are a couple of the 250 road-worthy art works, from sublime to absurd, that will be rolling along Allen Parkway into downtown Houston this weekend...
MECA – Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling through the Arts – presents Cinco on Cinco, a recital of Euiropean and Latin-American classical chamber music for piano, winds and strings celebrating Mexico's national holiday of liberation, Cinco de Mayo. The concert is Friday night at 8:00PM at MECA headquarters in the former Dow School Building on Kane St. Pianist Omar Herrera-Arizmendi and other musicians on the program gather in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview. Listen. Download. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with National Geographic Society Fellow, Fredrik Hiebertcurator of the exhibition, Afghanistan: Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul. It's on display only for another week-and-a-half, through Sunday, May 17th, in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's Audrey Jones Beck Building. Listen. Download. *Extended Interview*

Bayou City art-car artists Bryan Taylor and Kenny Browning will behind the wheels of their mobile creations, "Santa Car Three" and "Iron Maiden and Partyy Boat" in Houston's 22nd Annual Art Car Parade, hosted by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. The 250 cars and drivers will begin assembling Saturday at 11:00A-M at the Starting Line at Allen Parkway and Taft Street. The Parade itself gets underway at One, and makes its way down east-bound Allen Parkway into downtown. Taylor and Browning chat with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson about what it takes to transform an automobile into a work of art. Listen. Download.